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Stephanie Frappart Becomes First Female to Take Charge of Real Madrid Game in Champions League
- French official Stephanie Frappart is the first female referee to officiate in the Champions League
- The 38-year-old referee has been tasked to take charge of Real Madrid's final group game on Wednesday
- Carlo Ancelotti's side will be looking for the win when they face Scottish giants Celtic at Santiago Bernabéu
UEFA have appointed French football referee Stephanie Frappart to officiate Real Madrid's Champions League clash against Celtic.
Los Blancos need a win to cement their spot on top of Group F, with RB Leipzig just a single point behind as they lock horns with Shakhtar Donetsk in Warsaw.
The match at Santiago Bernabeu will be refereed by Frappart, who became the first woman to take charge of a men's Champions League encounter when she oversaw Juventus' tie against Dinamo Zagreb in 2020.
The 38-year-old will make history on Wednesday once again when as she becomes the first female to referee a game involving Real Madrid's senior men's team.
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It will become her second outing in the Champions League. The experienced official refereed the 2019 UEFA Super Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool, and also officiated the women's World Cup Final that same year.
Spain could suffer UCL consequences
Meanwhile, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla's elimination from the UEFA Champions League could have far-reaching consequences for Spanish football as a whole.
All three sides failed to progress out of the group stages of this year's tournament.
With only Real Madrid progressing to the Round of 16 from the La Liga sides, Spanish football as a whole could now suffer, Barca Universal reported.
Real Madrid hit UCL jackpot
Sports Brief earlier reported that defending European champions Real Madrid are set to earn extra money, after fellow La Liga clubs Barcelona, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid suffered elimination from the Champions League.
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Los Blancos are the only Spanish club left in Europe's elite club competition, after the heavyweight trio were sent tumbling out at the group stage.
Barcelona knew of their status before playing their penultimate group game against Bayern Munich, which ended in a humiliating 3-0 loss at Camp Nou.